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Politics Writer — The Atlantic

Politics writer for The Atlantic. I'm not going to argue with you on Twitter. molly@theatlantic.com

Airport Lactation Pods, Reviewed

theatlantic.com — The absolute worst place to have to pump, in my experience, is on a long flight. I've practically had the airplane-bathroom door kicked in a few times, even when I cleared it with the flight attendant beforehand. But I'm guessing the cash-strapped, space-stingy airlines will never put a comfy lactation pod where I could really use one.

What Is Jeb Bush Thinking?

theatlantic.com — Trump certainly hurts Bush, but he hurts other candidates more. Bush's most immediate problem is not that the base doesn't trust him...but that his donors enjoy too many plausible alternative choices. ... Why jump into this wrestling match? ...
Sep 02, 2015

"Trump is like an electric fence that the candidates keep running at, only to get zapped and fall back" - @mollyesque theatlantic.com/notes/2015/09/…

Sep 02, 2015

I wrote a little thing for @TheAtlNotes about the debate over Jeb’s Trump-attack strategy: theatlantic.com/notes/2015/09/…

Sep 02, 2015

RT @mollyesque: I wrote a little thing for @TheAtlNotes about the debate over Jeb’s Trump-attack strategy: theatlantic.com/notes/2015/09/…

Sep 02, 2015

RT @mollyesque: I wrote a little thing for @TheAtlNotes about the debate over Jeb’s Trump-attack strategy: theatlantic.com/notes/2015/09/…

Sep 02, 2015

This post also features my Electric Fence Theory of Donald Trump theatlantic.com/notes/2015/09/…

Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and the 2016 Race for President

theatlantic.com — Nervous Democrats are looking for alternatives as Hillary Clinton falters. But is the VP the right person for the job? Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now >
Aug 31, 2015

The Biden boomlet spun out of thin air by bored reporters and underemployed Democrats in August dead zone @mollyesque theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @peterbakernyt: The Biden boomlet spun out of thin air by bored reporters and underemployed Democrats in August dead zone @mollyesque theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @peterbakernyt: The Biden boomlet spun out of thin air by bored reporters and underemployed Democrats in August dead zone @mollyesque theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Is the Most Powerful Conservative in America Losing His Edge?

theatlantic.com — Erick Erickson built his career on stoking populist rage. But now the man who steers the Tea Party says conservative anger has grown toxic and self-defeating.

Donald Trump and the Future of the GOP

theatlantic.com — The GOP frontrunner's surprising staying power has inspired soul-searching and agony among party elites. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now >
Aug 24, 2015

RT @YAppelbaum: What’s happening to the Republican Party? "Well, the front-runner is crazy,” Lindsey Graham tells @mollyesque: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @YAppelbaum: What’s happening to the Republican Party? "Well, the front-runner is crazy,” Lindsey Graham tells @mollyesque: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Aug 24, 2015

'A huckster billionaire who's political ideas are gibberish' - Can the Republican Party Survive Trump? flip.it/G2DNm

Aug 24, 2015

“Well, the front-runner is crazy,” said Senator Lindsey Graham: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Trump’s Turn On Immigration Policy

onpoint.wbur.org — Trump's Turn On Immigration Policy Candidate Trump has got the GOP squirming with his hot talk on immigration. A full wall. Mass deportation. We'll look at the fallout from Trump's attacks. Guests Molly Ball , national political reporter for The Atlantic. (@mollyesque) Mark Krikorian , executive director of the Center on Immigration Studies.
Aug 19, 2015

RT @AP_CorpComm: Hillary Clinton's email: Investigative reporter @jackgillum has answers & questions. @OnPointRadio (starts at 38:30): http…

What Every Activist Can Learn From Scrappy Gay Marriage Advocates

huffingtonpost.com — The movement for gay marriage is one of the most successful issue campaigns of the last several decades, having convinced the American public-and the Supreme Court-that an issue once considered ridiculous was a matter of basic rights. So it's no wonder that a lot of causes, particularly on the left, now want to copy the effort.

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Is Running

onpoint.wbur.org — Wisconsin's Scott Walker Is Running With guest host Jane Clayson. And Walker makes it 15. Fifteen Republicans running for the White House. We look at Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's record and his prospects. Plus, a close read of Hillary Clinton's big economic policy speech. Guests Craig Gilbert , Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Robert Moses Defends Cities in the Age of Suburbs

theatlantic.com — The man who modernized New York angrily takes on critics and suburbanites in a 1962 essay. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > You wouldn't have liked Robert Moses when he was angry.

Hillary and Barack's Tussle Over the Cuba Question [Steve Clemons]

theatlantic.com — US-Cuba relations are not high on the roster of priorities for many Americans, and yet small moves in the terms of that relationship could have enormous political consequences. Recently, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did battle over what their policies would be towards Cuba if elected President.
Jul 01, 2015

Hillary Clinton was apparently against normalizing relations with Cuba before she was for them h/t: @kalpenn theatlantic.com/daily-dish/arc…

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Sep 04, 2015

RT @pourmecoffee: How about Trump gets Redskins. Satisfies his ego without making him president. Gets rid of Snyder. He renames it the Trumps. Everybody wins.

Sep 04, 2015

We actually don't allow anyone to subscribe who hasn't ridden a dolphin. #thoughtleading twitter.com/jakesilverstei…

Sep 04, 2015

RT @nickconfessore: NEW: inside the Republican Party's roiling, half-baked, antsy Stop Trump campaign: nyti.ms/1OisOeO

Sep 04, 2015

@MaeveReston @llerer @laurameckler @maggieNYT I have the exact same one! A little frilly for my taste tbh but I got it secondhand.

Sep 04, 2015

Welp, @TheAtlantic finally made me a mommyblogger. Here is my review of airport lactation pods. theatlantic.com/notes/2015/09/…


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